· Civil but Disobedient
So I figured out that I would have to shoot my longbow split finger with a high anchor to get the correct point-on for NFAA field. I was not able to get my favorite split finger tab to work with the high anchor; too much crowding on my face from the spacer. I went to an old Bateman split finger tab with the spacer removed. It worked great, but it was really too large (it spanned all four fingers). I did a crude hack job and cut it back. It still worked fine. I was going to try to get a replacement in a smaller size when I remembered that I had a perfectly good Wilson Black Widow split finger tab at home. So I started shooting the Widow and my arrows are flying way to the right (left handed shooter). I struggled for three days with the tab, and finally went back to the hacked up Bateman. Wouldn't you know it, the arrows are flying straight again. It has been a long time since a tab made that much difference in my shooting. I am not sure why I could not shoot the Widow. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the Widow is cut for each finger. Could it be a finger pressure issue? Anyway, no time for a root cause analysis. I will be using the hacked up tab when I shoot my first field tournament of the year this Sunday. It doesn't look very cool, but neither do I.